Layna128 Profile - (13262967)

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Home Town: Pennsylvania, USA
Living In: Pennsylvania, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Reading Books, Music
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Garlic Cheddar Chicken
About this Cook
Love to try new recipes, especially if they are simple and tasty!
My favorite things to cook
Spanish and Italian foods.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I like to learn how to cook from stratch. It's fun learning how foods get their flavors and making improved versions each time.
My cooking triumphs
Encouraging myself to keep trying :) I have become such a better cook just by trying new recipes and learning how to use ingredients together.
My cooking tragedies
Not understanding spices or using ingredients that I was not too familiar with.
Recipe Reviews 27 reviews
Texas Cowboy Stew
This recipe was so easy to make & delicious too. For the "salt & pepper to taste" I used 1 TBSP of Goya Adobo & 1 Packet of Goya Sazon Flavor Packet With Coriander & Annatto. I changed the serving size to 5 and this still filled my crock pot to the top! For some heat, I added Cholula Hot Sauce to the adult servings. I will definitely make this again as it was so easy to throw in a crock pot and the whole family enjoyed it :)

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 28, 2013
Puerto Rican Garlic Marinade
FANTASTIC!!!! The only change I made was I reduced the salt from 1 Tablespoon to 1 TEASPOON. This was excellent!!! I marinated thin steaks for 8 hours and cooked them on the grill. The hubby RAVED how good they were. I never knew something so simple could be so delicious! Definitely a keeper!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 2, 2013
Pollo (Chicken) Fricassee from Puerto Rico
I love this! I'm Puerto Rican & this is authentic. The garlic, peppers, onion, etc that you puree together is called "sofrito" so I always have this blended on hand. (I make batches ahead of time and freeze them into small batches). The only change I make is I usually add some veggies, even if it's small corn on the cobs or just mixed stew veggies. I serve this with white rice and tostones (which are fried plantains). Delicious!! I make this all of the time.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 29, 2012
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